Evangelization – Young People
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
Universal – Victims
For a generous welcome to the victims of human trafficking, enforced prostitution, and violence.
Evangelization – Christian Communities
That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
Universal – Workers in War Zones
For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
Evangelization – Church in Africa
That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for the continent.
Evangelization – Priests
That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are the most poor.
Universal – Justice
That those who administer justice may work with integrity and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.
Evangelization – Families
That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.
Universal – Politicians, Scientists and Economists
That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
Evangelization – Holy Spirit
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the church.
Universal – Communication and Reconciliation
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter and reconciliation emerges in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
Universal – The Very Young
That every country resolutely commits to taking the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.
(3rd January 2018)